Childhood should be a magical time of life. When imaginations blossom and anything is possible. So few kids today have that magic in their lives. Even my oldest is beginning to get jaded and ask question. So I asked him if he thought fairies were real. I was answered with a simple but firm “NO.” How sad is it that at just seven, he didn’t even think maybe.
Something had to be done and fast! If the possibility of fairy existence is in question, you know Santa is next! So I quickly grabbed a bag and we head out for a walk in our yard. I told him to put nature things in the bag like flowers and berries. He asked why, but I just told him to wait and see.
When we returned to the house I told him we were going to invite fairies to live at our house. We would make a nature potion, build a house and sprinkle the house with the potion and watch! So we made up our potion, collected items and built a house, made a big ceremony out of sprinkling it and he spent the rest of the day checking for fairies! This morning they did not exist, but tonight, maybe, just maybe, they might…….
So how does one make fairy potion and a house? Just keep reading!
What You’ll Need:
• Glass jar
• Food coloring
• Flower petals and other items from nature
Gather your items from nature to put in the fairy potion. After you’ve gathered your nature items for your potion, you’ll then add water and food coloring to your jar. Next add the nature items to the jars. You could mix them up with a “magic stick,” but my son being a boy decided to shake it up.
For our house we gathered sticks and bark and used a tree’s root area to build. Let your child do this on their own as there is no wrong or right way to build one. I did however tell my son, no glue or nails, that the fairies would notice and be on to us. After my son finished his house he covered it with grass to make it look even more natural.
Adding a little magic back into your child’s life just takes a bit of time, attention and imagination!
Happy fairy spotting!